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‘It’s a pretty upsetting day’ – Wembley woe for Canaries loan duo

PUBLISHED: 18:41 08 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:18 09 April 2018

Shrewsbury Town's Carlton Morris at full time during the Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley. Picture: Steven Paston/PA Wire

Shrewsbury Town's Carlton Morris at full time during the Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley. Picture: Steven Paston/PA Wire

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Norwich City loan duo Ben Godfrey and Carlton Morris were unable to prevent Shrewsbury Town suffering Wembley heartbreak this afternoon.

Shrewsbury midfielder Ben Godfrey, left, tackles Lincoln City's Elliott Whitehouse - with fellow Norwich loanee Carlton Morris in the background. Picture: Steven Paston/PA WireShrewsbury midfielder Ben Godfrey, left, tackles Lincoln City's Elliott Whitehouse - with fellow Norwich loanee Carlton Morris in the background. Picture: Steven Paston/PA Wire

The Canaries loanees both played the full match as Elliott Whitehouse hit the only goal of the game to see Lincoln lift the Checkatrade Trophy.

Whitehouse tapped in from close range in the 16th minute as the Imps became the first fourth-tier team to lift the trophy since Luton did so in 2009, with Norwich academy product Sam Habergham playing the full game for the victors.

“It’s a bitter pill to swallow,” Morris said. “To get a full game our there was a good experience. All in all though, it’s a pretty upsetting day.

“We won’t be slouching after this. We will concentrate on the league. Winning here would have been brilliant. It was the goal coming here but we’ve got to focus on the next prize.”

Young Canaries midfielder Ben Godfrey could benefit from playing alongside Alex Tettey next season. Picture: Steven Paston/PA WireYoung Canaries midfielder Ben Godfrey could benefit from playing alongside Alex Tettey next season. Picture: Steven Paston/PA Wire

Morris watched much of Lincoln’s trophy presentation, despite his disappointment.

“I wanted to see what I’d missed out on,” the striker explained, speaking to canaries.co.uk. “Having done that, I know I don’t want to go through that again. That’s why I stayed there, taking it all in.

“I’ve got to get used to playing on stages like this. It’s where I’m hoping to be in the future. It was a good experience, but we’re disappointed.”

It heaped further Wembley misery upon Shrewsbury, who have lost all four matches at the national stadium, and must now refocus on the League One promotion race.

“The feeling of losing here is not nice, I’ll tell you that,” Godfrey continued. “I’m looking forward to getting back to winning ways. We’ve got no time to sulk as we’ve got a job on our hands.

“We can be disappointed today, but we can’t change things. We’ll be back in and ready to go soon. We’re a professional bunch of lads so that’s what we’ll do.”

The midfielder added: “We didn’t start as well as we would have liked to. They had the upper hand for the whole of the first half really.

“They made it ugly and we didn’t stand up to it. That’s meant it’s been them who have lifted the trophy, which is massively disappointing. You play football to be involved in big games but unfortunately we came up short.”

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